Welcome to Bedford Academy

This is a great time to be studying at Bedford Academy - we have embarked on an exciting journey, shaping the future. Our innovative spirit inspires what we do and how we do it, providing valuable educational benefits for students, parents and our community. Constantly improving what we do lies at the heart of what makes us different. Read more from our Principal.

Year 11 Career's Survey

All Year 11 students are invited to complete an online survey regarding the career's support that they received in school. Please click here to complete.

Admissions Consultation

Please be advised that Bedford Academy Admissions Policy 2016 and for subsequent years is currently under consultation. DRAFT - Admissions Policy 2016 – Under Consultation

Join Our Sponsored Read

We are running a sponsored read and we’d like your child to join in.
The sponsored read is in aid of Hft: a national charity, providing local support services for adults with learning disabilities throughout England. They support people to live life the way they choose - whether providing support for just a couple of hours a week, or 24 hours a day. hft.org.uk/

Students can choose their own books to read:

· They may like to choose 5 or 6 books around the same theme such as World War 1, sport, or heroes
· They could choose to read 5 or 6 books from a genre that’s different to the genre they normally read
· They could choose to read 5 or 6 books from authors they have never read before.
· They could read non-fiction: biographies, autobiographies, journal (diary), how to books or travel books.
· They could read fiction: fairy tales, myths and legends, horror, romance, adventure, mystery, drama, science fictions, satire.

The idea is that your child sets their target and chooses the books he or she would like to read and because of this the reading, for them, should be enjoyable. The only things we ask is that you help your child to collect the sponsor money at the end of the sponsored read and that your child writes a short review of each book that they have read on the back of the form.

National Poetry Day

On Thursday 2nd October, Bedford Academy Communications Village observed National Poetry Day with an open mic poetry recital in the atrium during morning break. Members of staff and students from all years including the Sixth form all took part, performing to the school as classes rotated through morning break. This year, the theme was centred around remembrance and the century that has passed since the declaration of World War One. Poems written by fallen soldiers and notable poets of the period were read, alongside modern verses. We were fortunate to be joined by soldiers from the local Army careers information service who also read to the student body.

“It was really impressive to see and hear so many students, especially in our younger year groups, read with confidence.” Mr Farmer.

Bedford Academy makes a live broadcast with BBC News School Report

Bedford Academy BBC School ReportBedford Academy makes a live broadcast with BBC News School Report twenty students from Bedford Academy made a live news broadcast. Around one-thousand schools across the UK took part in the BBC News School Report, a BBC project to engage 11-16 year olds in the news.

Watch the Bedford Academy BBC School Report video here.

Examination Certificates

Students that left the Academy in summer 2014 may collect their examination certificates from the Academy during term time before 4:00p.m. It would be helpful if you could email your request to exams@bedfordacademy.co.uk or phone 01234 301500 option 4 to ensure your certificates will be ready for you to collect. Students who are still at the Academy should complete the request form at Reception and collect their certificates between 09:00 and 10:30 any day from the day after the request.

Ofsted Success with Academy Awarded Good

Ofsted logoThe last few days of the summer 2013 term saw the arrival of inspectors from Ofsted. With students and staff alike proud to welcome the Ofsted team into our new building, they were able to see in close detail the achievements of Bedford Academy and as a result we have been officially recognised as a Good school.

The full report was puplished by Ofsted on the 10th September and can be read by clicking here .


Cashless Catering

Due to changes in Government Legislation, parents will now need to opt into the Biometric system used in the Cashless Catering and Follow Me printing within the Academy. Please click here for more information.  

Students get huge surprise with special visit from David Beckham

David Beckham Visit to Bedford AcademyDavid Beckham was a very special - and surprise - guest at Bedford Academy. The Sky Ambassador visited, with Bedford Academy student Wayne Instrell having won this year's Sky Sports Living for Sport student of the year award.Beckham at Bedford Academy

Watch the Sky Sports Living for Sport video of this fantastic event and see the amazing time had by Bedford Academy students, click here.


Students and Beckham photo

Beckham Mania Photo Shoot

Academy students were given the surprise of their lives when invited to a top secret photo shoot in Paris with Sky Sports this week.

Click here to see the Sky Sports News media clip and read more about their amazing day.

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